Champion Night for Champions

SUNDERLAND'S OLYMPIANS AND PARALYMPIANS will be honoured by their home city on Monday (12 December).

Sunderland honours leading lights in the world of sport and business

 One of the UK’s most successful athletes and a champion of the North East’s business community are to receive Honorary Doctorates from the University...

Inspired outsourcing continues work to reduce unemployment

STAFF at a North-East contact centre were on hand to inspire a group of unemployed learners looking to get back into work this month...

Top gymnasts helps students celebrate success

AN Olympic gymnast has inspired students to ‘have no regrets’ at a ceremony to recognise outstanding academic effort and achievement.

Olympic rower offers golden advice to pupils at former school

STUDENTS were given some golden advice from a former pupil who overcame adversity to achieve Paralympic glory.

Dr Gill Owens and the World Transplant Games

When Dr Gill Owens from Yarm became one of the first 500 people in the UK to altruistically donate a kidney in March 2015, little did she think that it would lead to her representing her country in a sports event.

New Triathlon Club’s First Event

Hambleton’s new triathlon club named ‘HaTric’ ran their first event earlier this month.

Olympian Jess backs Dying to be Cool

County Durham Olympic silver medallist rower Jessica Eddie is encouraging young people to think twice before jumping into rivers as the warm summer weather continues.

Rio 2016 | Silver Lining for Hamer

Thomas Hamer has won a silver medal in the men’s 200m freestyle S14 final at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016 | Josef Craig wins bronze

Jarrow’s Josef Craig MBE has won a bronze medal in the men’s 100m freestyle S8 final at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Gold for Northallerton’s Whiteley

Laurence Whiteley and Lauren Rowles have won gold in the TA (trunk and arms) mixed double sculls, at the Rio Paralympic Games.

Rio 2016: Cox Makes Paralympic History on Day Three

Kadeena Cox has become the first British Paralympian to win a medal in two sports at the same Games since 1988.

Flurry of Gold on Fabulous Friday In Rio

On only the second day of the Rio Paralympic Games, sprinter Jonnie Peacock added a seventh gold medal to Great Britain's early medal haul.

Teesside’s Bywater Gets Off to a Strong Start In Rio

Redcar’s Terry Bywater, 33, got off to a strong start at the Paralympic Games in Rio, helping his wheelchair basketball side to win their...

Teesside’s Matt Crossen Kicks Off Rio 2016 Campaign

Teesside’s Matt Crossen has opened his Rio 2016 account, playing as part of Great Britain’s 7-a-side team on day one of the Paralympic Games. ParalympicsGB suffered a 2-1 defeat against host-nation Brazil in the Deodoro Stadium.

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